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Washington, May 28 (Canadian-Media): As part of Library of Congress' (LOC) 220th anniversary year, the 20th LOC National Book Festival would be celebrated in a reimagined virtual festival the weekend of Sept. 25-27, LOC reports said.
The 20th LOC National Book Festival would highlight American Ingenuity in 2020, featuring the creativity and inspiration of some of the nation’s most gifted authors.
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The lineup for this festival includes Madeleine Albright, John Grisham, Joy Harjo, Jenna Bush Hager, Colson Whitehead, Melinda Gates, Kate DiCamillo, Jason Reynolds and more.
Books have been the source of of inspiration for people around the world during social distancing measures caused by Coronavirus pandemic.
The online festival would serve a a global audience and demonstrate how authors and their stories help to connect and illuminate the world during the social distancing.
“Although we cannot hold our usual National Book Festival, which attracts more than 200,000 attendees of all ages, I believe this virtual festival has the potential to convey the same spirit of inventiveness and creativity to an even wider book-loving community,” said Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden. “I invite everyone who loves to read – including students resuming their studies this fall – to join us in September.”